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  • Bear caught on camera stealing box of dog food off of family’s porch

    THORNHURST TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A family in Lackawanna County was expecting a delivery of dog food from the online pet store Chewy, but a hungry bear had other plans. Video from the Newman family’s security camera caught the thief in the act. The bear can be seen grabbing the box and dragging it off the porch and into the woods. The family, who live in Thornhurst, tell WNEP they sent the video to Chewy, and the company offered to send […]

  • Man dies trying to save girl swept into Lake Michigan, police say

    CHICAGO — A man died Thursday trying to save an 11-year-old girl who was swept into Lake Michigan while standing on a cement break wall, police said. The 35-year-old man jumped in and tried to reach the girl, but ended up sinking in the choppy, churning water. According to fire department officials, he was underwater for about four minutes. Witnesses said several lifeguards rushed in and pulled the man and the girl out. WLS-TV identified the man as Renee Padilla. […]

  • Oklahoma woman says she was refused service at Burger King because she is deaf

    OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma woman says she is frustrated after being refused service at a Burger King in Oklahoma because she is deaf, according to KFOR. Rachel Hollis says she was stopping to get food after taking her two sons to hockey practice. “I had my order ready, I had it typed on my phone. I do that often when I go through drive-thrus, it hasn’t ever been an issue,” Hollis told KFOR through an interpreter. “I show him […]

  • Seven Tennessee brothers served in the US Military, and all seven returned home.

    COVINGTON, Tenn. — By today’s standards, the Lyons family is large. “There’s actually 13 of us,” Charles Lyons told WREG. But the Lyons family are not only large in number. They’re also large in their sense of duty. Of the seven boys in the family, all seven served in the military, as a newly-opened exhibit at the Tipton County Museum explains. “They’ve heard of the Lyons, but they didn’t realize that there was seven brothers in this one family and […]

  • ‘Chonk of a chonk’: Shelter turns to social media to find 26-pound cat ‘Mr. B’ a home

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A shelter in Pennsylvania is turning to social media to help find a forever home for Mr. B. The 26 pound cat, who is described as having sad eyes, is available for adoption at the Morris Animal Refuge. It’s clear from the Facebook post they shared that he is quite the handful, literally. Other information about Mr. B wasn’t immediately available since their official website has crashed. We can only assume that it’s because so many want to add […]

  • ‘He gave me my life back’: Co-worker donates kidney to colleague in need

    CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Robert Downing always goes above and beyond. You won’t find a more dedicated person at BMW Midlothian, his colleagues tell WTVR. The 66-year-old part-time shuttle driver is quick with a ‘Hello’ and smile. “I started working here seven years ago,” Downing said. “Thought it was going to be a short stint, but ended up liking it.” Robert gives his all whether he’s on the clock or not. No one knows that more than Robert’s co-worker Cindy […]

  • Newborns at Pittsburgh hospital dressed up as ‘The Wizard of Oz’ characters for 80th anniversary

    PITTSBURGH — Somewhere over the rainbow are some really adorable babies dressed up as your favorite characters from “The Wizard of Oz.” The newborns at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh were dressed as Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. The Allegheny Health Network said they do occasional dress-up days for the babies, usually for holidays; this one was in honor of the classic movie which turns 80 this Sunday.

  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee drops out of presidential race

    Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday announced he is suspending his presidential campaign. “It’s become clear I’m not going to be carrying the ball — I’m not going to be president, so I’m withdrawing tonight from the race,” Inslee told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. “But I have to tell you, look, I’ve been fighting climate change for 25 years, and I’ve never been so confident of the ability of America now to reach critical mass to move the ball.” The Washingtonian made combating climate […]

  • Alligators caught climbing fences and swimming across roads in Florida

    Most people know alligators get just about everywhere in Florida, but now they’ve really leveled up. Videos from last week show a massive 463-pound gator swimming in the middle of a busy road — and another climbing a fence. One of the intrusive reptiles was filmed on Thursday swimming in a giant puddle in the middle of an intersection during a downpour in St. Petersburg. Facebook user Roger Light Jr. caught it on video. Another gator in Jacksonville took a cue from a viral […]

  • He got his first haircut in 15 years so he could join the Army

    Superlong hair, or serving his country? Reynaldo Arroyo chose the latter. The 23-year-old has been growing his hair out for 15 years, but on Thursday he decided to have the big chop so he could enlist in the Army. “I’m just really excited to be enlisting,” he said, in a video posted to the Salt Lake City Army Recruiting Battalion Facebook page. Arroyo will be donating the hair to Locks of Love, a nonprofit that takes hair donations and makes wigs for […]

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